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Down to Earth

Join the Children’s Library and the UA Little Rock Geology Program to learn about minerals, fossils, earthquakes and much more that help make Earth the place we call home.

  • Thursday, September 8 – “Fascinating Fossils” with Dr. René Shroat-Lewis
Come explore the exciting world of fossils with Dr. René Shroat-Lewis, an invertebrate paleontologist from UA Little Rock. Discover what fossils are and how they are made. You can become a Junior Paleontologist when you make your very own fossil! You can even bring a fossil to be identified!
  • Thursday, October 20 – “Great Central US Shakeout” with Dr. Josh Spinler

Why do earthquakes happen? Could we have an earthquake in Little Rock? What can I do to be prepared for an earthquake? Come learn the answers to these questions and more as Dr. Josh Spinler, a geophysicist from UA Little Rock, talks about earthquakes, the New Madrid Fault, and the Great Central US Shakeout!

  • Saturday, November 12 – “Minerals in Everyday Life” with Dr. Michael DeAngelis
Did you know that you eat minerals almost every day? Did you know that there are over 40 different minerals in your cell phone? Come learn fascinating facts about how we find and use minerals in our everyday lives with Dr. Michael DeAngelis, a mineralogist from UA Little Rock. You can even bring your favorite mineral or rock to be identified!
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September 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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